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Wood to Avoid in Your Fireplace

November 27, 2019 5:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s getting to be that time of year again, when curling up in front of a warming fire is a nighttime ritual you, your loved ones and your pets all look forward to! And while many fireplace owners know there’s a degree of maintenance that comes with wintertime use, it’s also important to pay mind to the type of wood you’re burning. Specifically, you’ll want to think about firewood not meant for fireplaces. As you get ready to start stacking wood for the winter, make sure you’re avoiding timber not meant for indoor fireplaces. What you put into your fireplace... View Article


What Is the Lifespan of a Tipi?

November 6, 2019 10:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Few ancient dwellings remain as relevant in modern society as the tipi, the home of choice for nomadic Native Americans for centuries. Tipis still hold a vaunted place among Native American peoples. However, they’ve also become popular around the world because of their portability and inherent comfort. With all those benefits, the average camper may wonder what is the lifespan of a tipi in Utah. The answer may surprise you. The history of the tipi Though the date of the invention of the tipi is a mystery, historians do know that these flexible dwellings have been a mainstay of native... View Article


Tips for Storing Your Firewood This Winter

October 23, 2019 10:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s nothing quite like a roaring wood fire to take the edge off an ice-cold Utah winter. Homeowners fortunate enough to have access to a wood-burning stove or fireplace understand how valuable they can be. Not only can a wood-powered stove or fireplace heat your home more comfortably than gas or electric alternatives, but they’re cheaper to run, too. Of course, if you’re not correctly storing firewood for the winter in Utah, then you could be negating the benefits of your wood-burning stove or fireplace. Why is it important to correctly store firewood? If you leave your firewood exposed to... View Article


Wooden Fence Post Repair Tips

September 11, 2019 1:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you have an old wooden fence post that’s seen better days? If so, you might be wondering how you can repair the post. If the degradation seems too advanced, you might even be curious as to whether the post is worth repairing, or whether you should instead simply replace the entire fence. Thankfully, wooden fence post repair in Utah is usually worthwhile, even when posts are in markedly bad shape. It’s almost always easier to replace a single post, rather than to replace a whole fence system. Fall is the perfect season to perform fence post repair in Utah—you... View Article


Tips on Keeping Your Tipi Warm in the Winter

August 28, 2019 1:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Tipis are ancient forms of housing and community space used by some indigenous American nations for centuries. Today, people use tipis for a wide range of reasons, including as a space to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature, as art studios or even as a secondary residence. Tipis, like yurts, are enjoying a sense of renewed popularity. Tipis are relatively cost-effective compared to yurts, however, because they have a much simpler structure that requires less timber and labor to construct. If you’re planning on spending any amount of time in your tipi this winter, however, you’re likely wondering how... View Article